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California snow survey shows higher snowpack 


(AP) — The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.

First of many Papa John's opens in Fresno

A new Papa John's pizzeria opened in Fresno's West Pointe Shopping Center over the weekend, the first of several planned in the Central Valley by Preferred Restaurant Brands.

Early learning center to open in Orange Cove

The Fresno County Public Library will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Orange Cove branch on Jan. 10 as it opens its new Early Learning Center that caters to children ages 0 to 5.

Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy 


(AP) — Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation's leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.

Navy hurries Lemoore fighter rollout

The US Navy has accelerated plans to bring in two more squadrons from the East Coast in preparation for basing F-35C fighter planes in NAS Lemoore.

Kaweah Delta employee wins statewide award

Alma Torres NguyenA Kaweah Delta Health Care District employee has been awarded for her outreach efforts and work within the Central Valley's Hispanic community. 

Fresno workshop to explain California tax credits

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will host a workshop at Fresno City Hall on Jan. 20, 2015 as it educates businesses on applying for the California Competes tax credit program.

Five Points seed co. buys DuPont alfalfa operation

S&W Seed Co.'s seed cleansing and processing facility in Five Points, Calif.S&W Seed Co. of Five Points announced that it has acquired DuPoint Pioneer's alfalfa production and research facility assets, making it the global leader in alfalfa seed.

Valley construction sees bright spots in 2014

The value of construction permits in the Central Valley fell 4.8 percent in 2014 compared to the year before.Despite an overall drop in permit values, the Central Valley's construction industry saw marked improvement in 2014, especially in some key commercial sectors.

Fresno’s North Pointe park continues to grow

Crews have started work on a pair of roughly 33,000 square-foot buildings in the North Pointe Business Park in Fresno.As the industrial sector picks back up, North Pointe Business Park follows suit with several new buildings coming for manufacturers as well as service companies to fill.